If you are looking to lay down roots and start a family in Massachusetts, there are some great contenders in the Bay State. As a matter of fact, Boston and Newton have received many accolades when it comes to raising kids. According to Niche, the top three areas to raise a family in Massachusetts include Wayland which is a suburb of Boston, West Newton (a neighborhood in Newtown), and Newtown Corner (also a neighborhood in Newton), Of course, I'm a bit biased here but Berkshire County is also an excellent choice due to our culture, open spaces, various attractions, and friendly residents. If you want country living we have that. If you want a city feel we have that here as well.

Did You Know That There Are Some Baby Names That Are Off-Limits in Massachusetts? 

Whatever town or city you choose to live in and raise a family in Massachusetts you should keep in mind that there are actually some names that are banned in the Bay State. Not that you would probably ever choose any of these names for your little one, but it's still interesting to know that there are some illegal baby names in Massachusetts. Let's take a look at the banned baby names below.

Naming a Massachusetts Baby Any of These 11 Names is Illegal

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So there you have it. Now you know which names are off-limits in Massachusetts. By the way, we have a list of illegal baby names from around the world. Let's check out that list for fun.

LOOK: Baby names that are illegal around the world

Stacker scoured hundreds of baby name databases and news releases to curate a list of baby names that are illegal somewhere in the world, along with explanations for why they’re banned.

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LOOK: The most popular biblical baby names

To determine the most popular biblical baby names, Stacker consulted the name origin site Behind the Name and the Social Security Administration's baby names database then ranked the top 50 names from Behind the Name's Biblical Names origins list of 564 names, based on how many babies had been given these names in 2019. Click through to find out which biblical names have stood the test of time.

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